And that it is how it came to a simulation game, to a fiction, of which none of us would have thought
it would be put into practice. The idea was to imagine an academic world
in cooperation with the students. It was really great and exciting to discover
that architecture has so many different aspects: For instance, you have to put yourself into the
position of the people that will be using the building. What spaces does a university require
in the 21st century? Not in terms of engineering
but in terms of philosophy and aesthetic. He considers himself a student
rather than a professor. Therefore, it was fun. One could meet him in the hall during group work.
We had some face time, and he was very helpful. He was more like a fellow student
than a famous architect. He also critiqued and inquired critically. He gave hints and input, too. He has a treasure trove of experience
– and you could really feel that. One of the benefits of the comprehensive studies is that you are free to choose the topics
you find interesting. You can feel the enthusiasm. We do know that there is great creative potential and an enormous enthusiasm for design
within the student body. We would consider it a great mistake not to make use of it in the context
of such an important decision. All students were involved, and we discussed a lot. When an aspect was mentioned,
it was opened to the class to talk about. We discussed it vividly.